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On Monday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical Depraved will have a good time its 20th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by solely three different Broadway productions in historical past.   To commemorate this landmark, Depraved is partnering with a number of nationwide organizations to have a good time all issues Oz.

Further Depraved celebrations, together with forged appearances, New York Metropolis food and drinks collaborations, and particular occasions all through the month of October, shall be introduced within the coming weeks.


In celebration of Depraved’s twentieth Anniversary on Broadway, Moleskine has created an attractive Depraved-inspired 20th Anniversary pocket book that may be bought in theatre, Moleskine Direct channels, and with a number of Moleskine wholesale companions, starting October twenty third.  This limited-edition pocket book will encourage Depraved followers to place pen to paper (following within the footsteps of Depraved novelist Gregory Maguire and e book author Winnie Holzman) to deliver their very own tales to life.


Hill Home Residence, a New York-based trend model based by Nell Diamond, labored intently with Depraved’s Tony Award-winning costume designer, Susan Hilferty, to create a Depraved-inspired Nap Gown™ assortment in honor of the present’s twentieth anniversary. The gathering will embody two grownup clothes and two kids’s clothes impressed by the characters Glinda and Elphaba. The types shall be accessible for buy on-line and in Hill Home’s retailer at Rockefeller Middle towards the top of the yr.


Little Phrases Challenge, which began in 2013 in founder Adriana Carrig’s dad and mom’ basement, creates handcrafted phrase bracelets with messages of kindness and love that goal to assist ladies and to remind us to be type to at least one one other. Prior to now ten years, the corporate has turn out to be a worldwide model with an especially engaged and constant group of followers. This fall, Little Phrases Challenge is partnering with Depraved to create 4 unique bracelets impressed by the distinctive friendship between Elphaba and Glinda. The gathering shall be featured in all 9 Little Phrases retail shops throughout the nation. To honor 20 years on Broadway, Little Phrases Challenge has designed Depraved-inspired bracelets. Little Phrases Challenge creates handcrafted bracelets, every with an inspirational phrase displayed on the beads. The bracelets – within the spirit of the “pay it ahead” motion – are supposed to uplift the wearer, after which be handed on to another person who wants them extra. The Depraved bracelets are impressed by Glinda and Elphaba, who helped uplift each other by way of their friendship; they’ll function the phrases “Depraved,” “Limitless,” “Defy Gravity,” and “For Good.”


Starting October 6th, WICKED followers can indulge within the magnificence of The Plaza Resort’s Depravedthemed Afternoon Tea at The Plaza’s famed Palm Court docket Restaurant. The “Defying Gravi-tea” will function particular candy and savory delights, just like the “Look To The Brest’ern Sky” pate a choux, or the “Flying Monkey” Macaron. Beneath the Palm Court docket’s iconic dome, which shall be lit Emerald Inexperienced, company also can get pleasure from The Palm Court docket’s mixologists’ most Depraved cocktails in excessive Plaza trend. The venue shall be adorned with emerald-green accents, glittering with hints of emerald and black, paying homage to Depraved’s beloved story.

The Plaza can be providing “The Emerald Metropolis Expertise,” which features a keep at The Plaza, in addition to tickets to the particular twentieth anniversary “Inexperienced Efficiency” of Depraved on October 29th, the Depraved-themed Afternoon Tea, a Playbill signed by the total firm, and home automotive transportation to the Gershwin Theatre. For particulars, pls go to The Emerald Metropolis Expertise | The Plaza ( 


Capital One turned Depraved’s official Credit score Card Companion in Could of this yr, marking the primary time the firm has partnered with a Broadway musical. Eligible Capital One cardholders had pre-sale entry to tickets for the anniversary performances on October 29th and 30th. Cardholders had been additionally capable of achieve entry to unique occasions happening on the Museum of Broadway throughout Depraved’s Anniversary weekend, that includes alumnae Brittney Johnson and Kara Lindsay, accessible solely on Capital One Leisure.


American Woman, recognized for serving to ladies develop up with braveness, confidence, and energy of character, has teamed up with Depraved to have a good time their 2023 Woman of the 12 months™, Kavi Sharma™.  Kavi is an Indian American woman rising up in New Jersey who loves singing, dancing, and performing together with her associates. Her favourite Broadway present is Depraved and American Woman has designed particular Depraved costumes for Kavi to have a good time her love of the musical.

Hear Your Track – a nonprofit group devoted to empowering younger individuals with severe sicknesses and complicated well being wants by way of collaborative songwriting – continues its partnership with Broadway’s Tony-award successful present Kimberly Akimbo with a particular live performance at Inexperienced Room 42 on November twelfth at 7 pm. Yow will discover tickets to the in-person live performance and livestream alongside extra particulars right here.

On this night of songs and performances from each Kimberly Akimbo and Hear Your Track, Broadway firm members sing alongside youth songwriters to showcase the rating of Kimberly Akimbo and a treasure trove of songs written by youngsters who, in quite a lot of methods, have quite a bit in widespread with Kimberly. There shall be performances by Kimberly Akimbo firm members, corresponding to Tony nominee Justin Cooley, Alli Mauzey, Betsy Morgan, Miguel Gil and Alex Vinh, in addition to kids and teenagers from Hear Your Track. 

Inside this partnership, Hear Your Track contributors had the chance to develop their very own songs and achieve a deeper understanding of the songwriting course of by way of a songwriting masterclass led by Kimberly Akimbo’s creators, composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist David Lindsay-Abaire. 16-year-old Hannah, who shall be performing on the live performance, is an achieved youth songwriter residing with Crohn’s Illness. She shared her songs with Tesori and Lindsay-Abaire in a digital masterclass in March.  

Hear Your Track’s mission is to supply a platform for youth to share their experiences and views by way of the artwork of songwriting. By partnering with members of the Kimberly Akimbo staff, Hear Your Track is ready to provide a novel alternative for younger individuals residing with severe sicknesses to be heard by a large viewers as they be taught from professionals within the trade and achieve helpful expertise and expertise. 

All of Hear Your Track’s programming is freed from cost for youth and households. Please go to to be taught extra about the way to get entangled and donate to assist a whole lot of youth songwriters like Hannah.
A sequel to one of the crucial beloved tales of all time, Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and a prequel to J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” the brand new musical Alice in Neverland came about. The forged was led by Allie Seibold, Heath Saunders (Firm), Kyle Selig (Imply Ladies), Grace McLean (Dangerous Cinderella), Courtnee Carter (Parade) and Rob Colletti (Virtually Well-known).

Rising older and obsessed together with her reminiscences of Wonderland, Alice embarks on the daring journey to recapture youth – together with the sacrifices that is likely to be required to by no means develop up. 

 Alice in Neverland options e book, music and lyrics by Phil Kenny and Reston Williams, director Catie Davis (Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge), music director Kris Kukul(Beetlejuice), and common supervisor Joey Monda (Sing Out, Louise! Productions). The studying is being introduced by six-time Tony Award® successful manufacturing staff forty second.membership (& Juliet, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge).

Rounding out the studying forged are Travis Artz, Bobby Daye (Moulin Rouge), LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Chicago), Mia Gerachis, Stephanie Gibson (Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit), Donnie Hammond, Benjamin Henderson, Eddie Korbich (The Music Man), Garth Kravits (Gettin’ the Band Again Collectively), Elliott Mattox (Beetlejuice), Tiffany Mann (Be Extra Chill), Adelina Mitchell, Chase Petersen, Honor Blue Savage, and Emmet Smith.

Based mostly on the best-selling novel, Ballad of Desires a brand new musical, will get an invite-only trade presentation on October 12, 2023, at Pearl Studios.

Impressed by a real story, a love letter to New York Metropolis, Ballad of Desires illuminates the battle of two resilient ladies combating for his or her place within the glittering world of 1940’s theater, chasing the dream of being a performer and being a mom. In opposition to insurmountable odds they need to confront the common query confronted by ladies of each period: can we really have all of it?

Audrey McKenna, a vibrant grandmother and mom of 13, is confronted with the unfulfilled goals of her youth to carry out at Carnegie Corridor in New York Metropolis, circa WW2. With the assistance of her finest buddy Rose, they every journey in discovering love, their very own identities, and independence as ladies in a time when society tried to outline that for them.

The forged contains Hunter Parrish (Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, Showtime’s “Weeds”), Erin Davie (Broadway:  Diana, The Musical, Sunday within the Park with George), Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway: Firm), Allyson Hernandez (Off-Broadway: If This Hat May Speak), Robb Sapp (Broadway: The Lion King, Depraved), Alan H. Inexperienced (Broadway:  Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit), Sharon Wheatley (Broadway:  Come From Away), Neal Mayer (Broadway: Les Misérables), Emily Walton (Broadway:  Come From Away), Elizabeth Bedley (Regional: A Refrain Line), Noah Wolfe (Regional:  A Little Evening Music), Laura Sky Herman (Nationwide Tour:  Howdy, Dolly!), Emily Jewel Hoder (Broadway: The Music Man) and Charlie Carroccio (Movie:The 12 Days of Christmas Eve), with Concord Harris (Affiliate Director), Jamibeth Margolis, CSA (Casting) LDK Productions (Normal Supervisor).

For extra data on Ballad of Desires, please go to www.BalladofDreams.comLa Femme Theatre Productions (Jean Lichty, Govt Director), famend for its dedication to showcasing the various feminine expertise, is ready to light up the Off-Broadway stage this season with an evocative twenty first century manufacturing of Tennessee Williams’s timeless masterpiece, The Evening of the Iguana. Beneath the route of Tony Award nominee, Emily Mann , this manufacturing will star Emmy Nominee Tim Daly (Broadway: The Caine Mutiny Court docket-Martial.  TV: “The Sopranos,” “Madam Secretary,” “Wings’), Tony Award – Winner Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway: Hire, Anna within the Tropics), Drama Desk nominee Lea DeLaria(Netflix “Orange Is the New Black.” Broadway: POTUS) , Tony nominee Austin Pendleton (Broadway: Between Riverside and Loopy, The Minutes) , and Jean Lichty(Off-Broadway: La Femme’s A Beautiful Sunday for Creve Coeur, The Touring Woman ). It is going to start performances on December 6 upfront of its opening on December 17. It is going to run by way of February 25, 2024 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Sq. Signature Middle (480 West forty second Road, Jim Houghton Means) . The Evening of the Iguana isn’t a manufacturing of Signature Theatre.

 Sean Younger (Blade Runner, Deadly Intuition) in Ode To The Wasp Girl, a brand new play by Rider McDowell (The Mercy Man, Wimbledon). The restricted 13-week Off-Broadway engagement will play October 30, 2023 by way of January 31, 2023, at The Actors Temple Theatre (339 W. forty seventh St, NYC). Opening evening is Thursday, November 9 at 7:30PM. Tickets are actually on sale at

Ode To The Wasp Girl chronicles the final 48 hours within the lives of 4 1950’s B film stars; Susan Cabot, main woman of the Roger Corman’s cult basic The Wasp Girl; George Reeves, the person who introduced Superman to life on TV screens throughout America; Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer of the beloved “Our Gang” comedies; B-movie queen Barbara Payton. The determined and sensational occasions that result in the demise of those 4 fallen stars are informed in 4 one acts with music, a veritable homage to movie noir and true crime.

Rider McDowell directs Sean Younger as Susan Cabot, main an organization of actors, To be introduced, portraying George ‘Superman’ Reeves, Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, and B-movie queen Barbara Payton. 

Originally posted 2023-10-11 04:02:15.